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The Opportunity to be a Varsity Athlete

Updated: Jul 20


“I am heartbroken. A team with five straight national championships deserves better. As an amputee, I never imagined I would get to call myself a D-1 athlete. Stanford Lightweight Rowing is the only varsity team at Stanford to welcome a disabled athlete onto their roster. I am so grateful to my coaches and teammates for simultaneously supporting and pushing me to be stronger than I could have ever imagined. The women on this team are the most badass and resilient individuals I know. They deserve better than this. Stanford should NEVER be cutting programs that foster positivity and are acting as a platform for inclusion.”

-Mary Cooper, Class of 2022 Walk-On

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Stanford Rowing has enriched the Stanford community since 1905. In over 100 years, our alumni have given back countless hours and love to the Stanford experience, and our goal is to continue to empower future classes of exceptional students and exceptional alumni.

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